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Sunday, June 19, 2011

False God Found to be the Real Thing

Ganesha, Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles, pictured here before speaking at a TED Conference in San Francisco, California.

NEWS FLASH: A can of biblical-sized worms has been opened and all the worms are wriggling at top speed towards god knows what in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho as members of the Kootenai County Constitution Party have taken offense to a statue of the Hindu God Ganesha being displayed in their fair city. Quoting from the group's website
My first sighting of the statue was four days ago. As I drove past the corner of 6th St. and Sherman ave. I immediately recognized the statue as the visage of a Hindu deity, the name of which escaped me.

At first I was stunned. How could the idol of a foreign god be erected in a place of prominence on public property in the middle of a Christian town in a Republic founded upon Christian Common Law?

It was too outrageous to be believed.
It is not known if the author of this first hand account was hospitalized after his shocking experience. But while he may have intended to put an end to public displays of "false gods" his plan took an unexpected turn Friday when it was determined that Ganesha is in fact an actual God, bona fide as they say in the parlance. The real deal. He be dat. I know this to be true because I read it in a book. End of story.

Members of the Kootenai Constitution Party have yet to comment on this latest development, but their case will be difficult to prove in a court of law. A spokesman for the group was at a picnic and could not be reached for comment. A local artist has volunteered to respond on behalf of the group with a public display of his piece entitled "Artist's conception of a conservative Christian's response to metaphorical symbolism"

According to the Hindu religion, Ganesha is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. In fact, Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Durga being the other four) whose idolatry is glorified as the panchayatana puja.

Now what more proof could someone possibly demand without putting a strain on the evidence of their own version of a god? By declaring that Ganesha is a "false god" but having not one iota of proof to back that assertion (the bible is opinion, not proof) have the Christians of Kootenai County painted themselves into a dialectic corner? Will Yahweh/God/Jesus/Allah survive this theological conundrum? Oh, cursed Constitution Party! You have killed Jesus! Happy now?

Christ Jesus, God, King of Kings, refused to comment on this story. Not so much as a single tweet. Zilch. Bupkis.



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